Sixteen year old Jacky wants to get out. He wants to get away from the endless gossip and social media chatter of his high school. He knows exactly what he wants to do. He loves science and tech, and he has a chance to get away and study overseas in a school that specializes in the subject. He is obsessed with the plan.
He is angry too. He feels betrayed by his father. For four years, after his mother died, Jacky and his dad had worked to build a closer relationship based on trust and honesty. Now his dad wants to throw all that away and focus, instead, on his new girlfriend. Jacky is hurt and frustrated with this betrayal. He knows he has to get out and go far away from the pain that is eating him inside.
Unfortunately, before any of that can happen, Jacky is stranded high on a mountain side with a group of others, when their plane crashes. They have very little food and no radio or cell service, and no safe way down. Now Jacky’s only real challenge is surviving.
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|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
I have been a writer, producer and editor of video productions since the 1980′s. My work has been on almost every network in Canada and the US including CBS, NBC, PBS, Family Channel, CBC, Global, Discovery, and so on. Although I’ve been writing since forever I signed my first professional writing contract in 1994. As soon as I realized I could make a living doing something that I enjoyed as much as I do writing, that became my primary focus. Like a lot of boys, I lost interest in reading when I was old enough to call myself a guy. Friends, games (not the online kind, they didn’t exist yet) and television dominated my life. I rediscovered the joys of reading at around 13, when I was lucky enough to have a teacher who convinced me that the power of imagination was far better than anything I could see in movies and TV. Since then I have been challenging myself to read more and different works and to understand the strength and differences of each type of writing, whether it is comics and graphic novels, classic fiction from other centuries or science fiction and fantasy. This has helped expand my writing, which I hope you will see in my books.